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Mineral Wells City Council set to adopt budget, tax rate Tuesday

Mineral Wells City Council on Tuesday is set to conduct one last public hearing before considering adoption of the 2017-18 budget and tax rate. Council is scheduled to meet beginning at 6 p.m. in the council chambers in the City Hall Annex at 115 S.W. 1st St. A proposed tax rate of 60.5 cents per $1

MINERAL WELLS INDEX - 2017-09-18 19:41:00

Study: Men also suffer from postpartum depression

A study published in the journal Hormones and Behavior shows that men have biological responses to fatherhood, including postpartum depression disorder.Courtesy photo Hormonal changes in new moms can often trigger symptoms of postpartum depression disorder, but a new study suggests as many as 1 in 4

MINERAL WELLS INDEX - 2017-09-19 15:01:00

Highway traffic slows to a crawl on construction weekend

Some drivers compared the traffic on Interstate 45 last weekend to the bumper-to-bumper traffic that stretched for miles on the highway prior to Hurricane Rita in 2005. Chris Malone said it took him two hours to drive from the south side of Huntsville to New Waverly on Saturday afternoon. Other dri

MINERAL WELLS INDEX - 2017-09-19 12:05:00

Environmental, outdoor groups vow to fight national monument reductions

Environmental and outdoor recreation groups threatened Monday to sue if President Donald Trump adopts Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke's leaked proposal to alter nearly a dozen national monuments, while grazing, fishing and other groups welcomed the recommendations. Zinke's plan to reduce the size of a

MINERAL WELLS INDEX - 2017-09-19 12:01:00

A servant's heart - Deputy Ed Straubing passes away on duty at 48

Christians believe your time on earth is not about accumulating wealth, pursuing success, or having the most fun possible. Christians believe that our purpose here is to love others without judgement, pray with and for them, and lead others to Christ. Nobody exemplified that belief more than Ed Stra

MINERAL WELLS INDEX - 2017-09-19 12:00:00

Wheat Middle School Family Day for a family member

Sixth grade Building Club members Mia Perez, right, and Caylee Garver were among the participants in Wheat Middle School's Family Day, in which a WMS employee was surprised with a fresh coat of paint and some curb appeal for her home. Students and staff, partnering with members of Cleburne Bible Chu

MINERAL WELLS INDEX - 2017-09-19 11:59:00

'Alt-right,' 'troll' and 'dog whistle' among new entries added to Merriam-Webster dictionary

More than 250 new words have been added to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, from old terms now imbued with political meaning - like "dog whistle" - to newer portmanteaus like "froyo." It's the second batch of words to be added this year to the online dictionary, which frequently expands as the Englis

MINERAL WELLS INDEX - 2017-09-19 11:53:00

'Extremely dangerous' Hurricane Maria churns toward Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico; Jose to scrape Northeast coast

The wicked 2017 hurricane season began delivering more punishing blows Tuesday as Hurricane Maria racked across the Caribbean with "potentially catastrophic" winds of 160 mph. To the north, Hurricane Jose churned on a path to brush the Northeast coast with raging surf and potentially damaging gusts.

MINERAL WELLS INDEX - 2017-09-19 17:45:00

In UN speech, Trump calls Kim Jong Un 'Rocket Man' and threatens to 'totally destroy North Korea'

NEW YORK - President Donald Trump on Tuesday warned the United Nations that the world faces "great peril" from gathering threats posed by rogue regimes with powerful weapons and terrorists with expanding reach across the globe, issuing a call to fellow leaders to join the United States in the fight

MINERAL WELLS INDEX - 2017-09-19 15:04:00

Experts: Pleasant weather expected for Southeast, but residents should watch out for Maria

VALDOSTA, Ga. - Much of the Southeast this week can expect sunny skies and warmer temperatures that feel more like summer after feeling the effects of Harvey and most recently taking a beating from Irma. However, there's another hurricane looming on the horizon that those in the nation's southern st

MINERAL WELLS INDEX - 2017-09-18 22:00:00

UNDERSTANDING SEPSIS: Early diagnosis, treatment key

Someone dies of sepsis every 3-4 seconds. It is estimated that more than 1 million individuals develop sepsis in the United States each year. The World Sepsis Alliance has designated September as Sepsis Awareness Month. Education and Prevention are the keys to success in the prevention and treatmen

MINERAL WELLS INDEX - 2017-09-18 21:15:00

Scientists are unraveling the mystery of your body's clock - and soon may be able to reset it

For people who don't get sleepy until 2 a.m., the buzz of an alarm clock can feel mighty oppressive. Relief may be on the horizon, thanks to the discovery this spring of a genetic mutation that causes night-owl behavior. Whether you're a night owl or a morning lark rising effortlessly each day with

MINERAL WELLS INDEX - 2017-09-18 18:30:00

Crime up 83 percent, Deen says

Continuing with an aggressive push in his campaign for county judge, Hudson Oaks mayor Pat Deen said Monday the county's crime rate has risen by 83 percent since 2013. The numbers Deen mentioned during a meet and greet at Boo Ray's restaurant in Hudson Oaks came from the Federal Bureau of Investigat

MINERAL WELLS INDEX - 2017-09-19 02:31:00

Students in towns hardest hit by Harvey are still in the eye of the storm

ARANSAS PASS, Texas - This should be Yahaira Montemayor's fourth week in school. Instead, the 7-year-old whiles away her days at her grandmother's house and spends her nights huddled in a single bed with her mother and three siblings. While other students across Texas sit in classrooms, 13-year-old

MINERAL WELLS INDEX - 2017-09-19 01:48:00

2 Oklahoma officers shot while serving warrant, suspect in custody

CHICKASAW, Okla.-- Two Police Officers were shot while serving a warrant Sunday afternoon. Shots were fired between the subject and the officers, leaving both officers injured. One officer was taken via Mediflight to a hospital in Oklahoma City and the condition of both officers is unknown at this t

MINERAL WELLS INDEX - 2017-09-18 12:00:00

Obesity persists in Kentucky, Southeast and Appalachia, report says

For a state whose name is synonymous with fried chicken, it's no wonder a recent study found that more than 1 out of 3 Kentucky's adults are obese. "In Appalachia, we like to see everyone eating," Carolyn Hacker, chief dietician and diabetes educator at Baptist Health in Richmond, Kentucky, said. "W

MINERAL WELLS INDEX - 2017-09-18 18:47:00

Knife-wielding campus pride leader killed by police at Georgia Tech

Georgia Tech police shot and killed the president of the Pride Alliance student group Saturday night in full view of dorm residents. Police encountered Scout Schultz, a 21-year-old computer engineering student who identified as neither male nor female, in a parking lot outside the dorms after someon

MINERAL WELLS INDEX - 2017-09-18 12:17:00

Palo Pinto Challenge serving tamales for lunch Friday

Based in Strawn, Palo Pinto Challenge Inc. is a nonprofit life skills training program for mentally challenged adults and the makers of Hale Center Salsa and Jalepeno Cruzers, sold in local stores and markets.COURTESY Palo Pinto Challenge tamale lunch fundraiser is this Friday at First United Method

MINERAL WELLS INDEX - 2017-09-18 19:15:00

A child sat for the pledge - so his teacher 'violently' snatched him from his chair, he says

A teacher in eastern Michigan has been placed on administrative leave after she was accused of "violently snatching" a sixth-grade student from his chair as he stayed seated for the Pledge of Allegiance. Brian Chaney of Farmington Hills, Michigan, said a teacher consultant forced his 11-year-old son

MINERAL WELLS INDEX - 2017-09-17 19:31:00

'Appalling' breakdowns in Pennsylvania's child protection system, report says

HARRISBURG - After 46 Pennsylvania children died and another 79 suffered serious injuries in 2016, investigators issued a damning report last week that concluded the state's child protection services system is "broken." "Children are being horribly abused and neglected in Pennsylvania every day," Au

MINERAL WELLS INDEX - 2017-09-17 18:41:00